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Wedge Quilts Go Modern

Go beyond the dresden! Modern quilting is ready for some wedge magic. Join Christina Cameli for an inspiring webinar designed to get you as excited about wedge quilts as she is. See how one simple shape gives you potential for unending dynamic quilt designs. Learn how to choose the right… Read More

Quadra, July 2015

I love the geometry of a quilt block. As a graphic designer, I look at two-dimensional things all day. I think that’s why I enjoy quilting so much. What inspired me to make the Quadra Quilt pattern was the way the fabric and color came together to create an illusion… Read More

Honeycomb, June 2015

The design process started with just one circle and rectangle. I moved them relatively to find the best configuration. My goal was to design a modern, repeating block and let the color do the rest. Each member of my family sees something different looking at it. I see a honeycomb;… Read More

Handwork is Fun

It’s no secret that Carolyn Friedlander loves handwork, and she thinks you will too (if you don’t already)! Join this webinar to hear more about handwork in terms of slow sewing, basic technique, tools, projects, and her own process and inspirations. Read More

Sunshowers, May 2015

The colorway was inspired by a photo in the Quilt Design a Day group last year. After playing with the colors, they reminded me a lot of the rainy days here at home. Every so often a sunbeam breaks through the clouds, so its raining and sunny at the same… Read More

Paper Piecing Tips & Tricks

Does the idea of paper piecing make you want to break out in hives? You’re not alone, tons of quilters feel that way! Foundation paper piecing is a quilting technique born out of a need for precision, often used in blocks with irregular or unusual shapes, but it can be… Read More

Boids, April 2015

We typically think of “bird” based patterns as using the flying geese block, but this pattern introduces the half-rectangle triangle. Yardage or scrap-friendly!… Read More

Use Your Illusions, March 2015

Use Your Illusions is a high contrast, paper pieced pattern which includes instructions for both wall and lap sized quilts.  The name of the quilt was inspired by the Guns ‘N Roses album of the late 90’s.  The front cover quilt was quilted by Abby Latimer of Latimer Lane Quilting. Read More

Keeping it Zentresting, Developing Guild Programs & Fun

The guild is much more than just a monthly meeting! In this webinar, we will discuss ideas for programs, from sew-ins to swaps to retreats and much more. Kristen Ballou, of the Seattle MQG, will lead you through the challenges of welcoming new members, getting to know everyone, and developing… Read More